The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has selected the “Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project” for a 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives award. The award of $491,713 will help support increased accessibility to original scientific documentation found in archival field notes in participating institution collections.
The Smithsonian Libraries announces Benjamin Moore as the lead sponsor for the upcoming exhibition Color in a New Light. The exhibition opens in the Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on January 23, 2016.
The Smithsonian Libraries announces the Burpee Foundation as the sole sponsor for the upcoming exhibition Cultivating America’s Gardens. The exhibition opens in the Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in April 2017.
Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton will accept a Nano Bible from President Peretz Lavie, of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Oct. 30. The Nano Bible will be part of the Smithsonian Libraries collection, housed in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology at the National Museum of American History.
The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2016-2017 acacemic year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project.